2023 Camp Cadet Information
Lycoming Camp Cadet is scheduled for Sunday, June 18th – Friday, June 23rd.
A copy of our application can be found on our application page. Pages 1 & 2 are to keep for your records. Pages 3 & 4 need to be filled out and returned.
Dick Reitz, founder of Lycoming County Police Camp Cadet, was interviewed for the newly released book Camp Cadet. Proceeds from this book will be distributed to Camp Cadet programs state-wide! Check out Camp Cadet by clicking here!
The Lycoming County Police Camp Cadet program is designed to bring a better understanding between the youth of Lycoming County and its Law Enforcement officials. The goal of Camp Cadet is to provide and enjoyable experience that will be remembered by all cadets who attend and to create a lasting impression that police officers are their friends.
The camp mimics a similar atmosphere as a police academy. Emphasis is placed on self-discipline, in an effort to encourage some form of regimentation in the personal lives of the cadets.
A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE
Camp Cadet is a six day program introducing youth from Lycoming County to all aspects of Law Enforcement and Emergency Services with an opportunity to get to know police officers and the counselors on a personal level. The cadets are also exposed to competitive and learning activities outside the classroom, such as: water safety, tactics, crime scene investigations, firearms safety, bicycle safety, and self defense. In addition, cadets will also get to tour the Little League Museum.
Camp Cadet was originally held at Camp Susque, in northern Lycoming County, from 1976-1994. In 1995, Camp Cadet moved to the Little League Complex in South Williamsport. This move allowed us to run the girls and boys camps simultaneously and save on the ever growing expenses of running two weeks of camp and staffing the camp.
This is the highlight of the cadet’s week long experience that involved the parading in the cadets, posting of the colors, presentation of awards and recognizing the campers of the week from each camp and the boy and girl campers who receive the Trooper Reitz award and the opportunity to attend the State Police Honors camp held the following summer in Hershey, PA.